Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
SECTION 1. (a) Notwithstanding section 53 of chapter 44 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, there shall be a special fund in the town of Dennis to be known as the Waterways Dredge and Maintenance Program Receipts Reserved and Capital Improvements Fund. There shall be deposited into the fund, without further appropriation, a portion of the revenue collected from the operation of Dennis waterways. Appropriations from the fund shall be made by the town of Dennis only for waterways dredging and maintenance.
(b) There shall be deposited into the fund, without further appropriation, a portion of the fees collected from the following: (i) $2 per foot of the fee in effect on the effective date of this act for rental of municipal slips; (ii) $2 per foot in addition to the existing fee for boats utilizing private docks; (iii) $1 in addition to the existing fee for the daily parking of vehicles and trailers and $5 in addition to the existing fee for seasonal stickers for the parking of vehicles with boat trailers; and (iv) a new fee of $2 per foot for owners of dry stored launched boats, known as rack-stored boats. Appropriations from the fund may be made at an annual or special town meeting to pay for the dredging of navigable waterways or harbors or miscellaneous expenses relative thereto.
(c) T he b oard of selectmen of the town of Dennis may, if authorized by by-law, increase or decrease the portion of the fees. The Waterways Dredge and Maintenance Program Receipts Reserved and Capital Improvements Fund shall be maintained by the town treasurer as a separate account and shall be subject to any applicable provisions of chapter 44 of the General Laws. Interest earned on the fund shall be credited to and become part of the fund.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved May 28 , 2008